Truth be told #15 – We never trade God because we don’t love him; we always trade God for what we love more…Apostle DeRon

Growing up in Chicago we had what was called “Fool’s gold”. It was something that was sold to visitors or those who didn’t frequently come to downtown Chicago.

The gold looked and felt 100% real and you would believe you were getting a great deal, only to find after a few weeks of wearing it that your neck would begin to turn green.

I liken this to what we do when we exchange the true God for what we lust (False god) to get what we thought was real, only to find out it wasn’t the real thing.

Isaiah 44:16-20

He burns part of the tree to roast his meat and to keep himself warm. He says, “Ah, that fire feels good.” Then he takes what’s left and makes his god: a carved idol! He falls down in front of it, worshiping and praying to it. “Rescue me!” he says. “You are my god!”

Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are shut, and they cannot think. The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, “Why, it’s just a block of wood! I burned half of it for heat and used it to bake my bread and roast my meat. How can the rest of it be a god? Should I bow down to worship a piece of wood?”

The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can’t help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, “Is this idol that I’m holding in my hand a lie?”

Question: What lies are you holding in your hand?

Are you exchanging God for something God created (Sex, Money, Power)? God created these things for us to enjoy, not for them to become our gods.


Apostle D – Just a voice crying in the world-er-ness.

Post inspired by John Piper